Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2021
I have been reading books written by Lindsay McKenna for many years but Strength Under Fire (Silver Creek #3) had a different feel to it from others that I remember. In the past men and women characters may have been different but each was capable no matter whether they were in the military or in the private sector. This time there seems to be more of a line drawn in their differences, likes, dislikes and general treatment. This was odd since both character suffer from PTSD having survived treacherous situations.
While Mary is Queen in Silver Creek there is a division that I found difficult to understand. Such as “Wait till you taste Louise’s cooking. She’s made a vegetarian meal for us women, and a meat meal for the guys.” Why were only the women vegetarians, could anyone be or not be? There also seemed be a lot of almost trying to persuade the reader that chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or GMO seeds were bad but we couldn’t possibly understand that unless it was pushed in this story. Along with this is a huge amount of text given to farming concepts and matters. While interesting to some it did not always move the romantic suspense story along. Still I enjoyed the romance and the suspense of the story when the focus was on Colin and Dana.
3.5 Stars An ARC of the book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.